What are the key things about COVID-19 Vaccines?

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The COVID-19 vaccines invented during the biggest pandemic protect against serious symptoms of virus-like hospitalization and death. Getting vaccinated will also stop the virus to spread from one person to the other. So being vaccinated means you are determined to protect others around you. It is mandatory to take precautions even after getting vaccinated. Because some people still get the illness even after completing the doses of vaccination.

WHO recommends that people with high risk get vaccinated on priority and others get it based on availability. COVID-19 vaccinations are authorized for people above 18 years of age. Currently, there are no data available for the safety of vaccinations on children below 12 years.

There are a few restricted people with serious conditions who should stay away from COVID-19 vaccinations. Those who have a history of allergic reactions to any of the vaccine ingredients must not get vaccinated. Those who are having a high temperature above 38.5ºC should avoid getting vaccinated. And people who have currently detected Coronavirus may wait until the isolation period gets over and can take the advice of their doctor. People who are on regular medications for various illnesses may be advised to discuss with their related consultant before the vaccination to avoid the side effects.

The WHO has approved numerous vaccinations on Emergency Use Listing (EUL) for the fight against COVID-19. They have tested its efficiency and suitability in different countries using clinical data, quality control, and manufacturing processes. The vaccinations that are approved by WHO based on EUL are listed out below.

  • The Bharat Biotech / COVAXIN
  • The COVISHIELD and AstraZeneca vaccines
  • The Pfizer
  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The Sinovac-CoronaVaccine
  • The Janssen
  • The Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

Being vaccinated doesn’t mean that you don’t have to adhere to the COVID protocols. The public must follow all the govt surveillance like social distancing, mask, and avoiding crowded places. WHO also advises that no vaccines are 100% effective. Administration of vaccines along with other factors to stay away from the viruses will help us to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other variants.

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